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Fallout From NVIDIA 173.08 Driver

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Published on 15 April 2008 08:09 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA
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Last week NVIDIA had released the 173.08 display driver for Linux and Solaris operating systems. This driver update had introduced support for new GeForce and Quadro GPUs, experimental X Server 1.5 support, NVIDIA mobile improvements, and a few bug-fixes.

Those that have already upgraded to this 173.08 driver are having mixed-feelings over this release. The biggest regression in this release is a major slowdown in 2D performance, which some have characterized as rubbish, unusable, and even disasterous. More information can be found in the 173.08 discussion thread. There is also a very lengthy thread on this major NVIDIA 2D slowdown on NVIDIA's official Linux support forum at NvNews.

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